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Tony Robbins Podcast, How Michael Phelps has achieved greatness inside and outside of the poll

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experience an extraordinary quality of

life or maybe you're already doing well

but you know you can take your life to a

whole new level to do that you have to

set yourself up to win you need a

process a way to consistently grow and

produce the results that you need that's

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achieve everything you've ever dreamed

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[Music]

michael phelps is the most decorated

Olympian in history he's won 28 medals

and 23 of them are gold just to give you

an idea of how incredible that is the

second most decorated Olympian is

gymnast from the Soviet Union with just

18 medals and that was 55 years ago

Michael has trained and competed at the

highest levels of elite swimming has

broken world records and forged a

lifelong career unrivaled by any other

even after he announced his retirement

in 2012 he made a valiant comeback in

2016 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

where he won five more gold medals today

on the Tony Robbins podcast you're about

to hear from this legendary athlete as

he and Tony have a one-on-one interview

at Tony's private home as part of a

small event held for the Platinum

partners you'll hear as Michael Phelps

shares with a group how he came to

dominate the sport of swimming and the

setbacks he faced along the way

snowboarder Shaun White was also there

so you'll hear a little bit from him

towards the end you can hear the full

interview with Shaun right here in the

podcast a few episodes back for those of

you who don't know that much about

Michael Phelps already here's some quick

background Michael has trained and

competed in the swimming pool for the

vast majority of his life when he was

just 15

he made his Olympic debut and he spent

the next 16 years mastering the sport

through hard work determination intense

focus and an unwavering trust in his

longtime coach Bob Bowman

now this athlete coach combo has been

called one of the greatest in the

history of swimming and you're gonna

find out why Michael tells Tony about

his unbreakable relationship with Bob

who not only molded him into a supreme

athlete but who also played an essential

role in his emotional upbringing not

everything for Michael Phelps has been

paved with gold his rise to the top was

not without a series of well-publicized

stumbles in this interview he opens up

about his own struggle with depression

which affects over 40 million people in

the US and takes a particular toll on

Olympic athletes who are in a

biochemical hide during the games and

then afterwards returned home feeling

empty in directionless now Michael's

life is far different from what it once

was

he's a husband and a father of two boys

he's more patient he spends time writing

he's rekindling a relationship with his

father he's not planning on another

Olympic comeback instead he's using his

platform to help save lives through the

Michael Phelps foundation and his

commitment to raising awareness for

water safety and mental health programs

and as he shares with Tony to him that's

a comeback that's bigger than winning an

Olympic gold medal listen I'm so excited

have you here

both of you represent to me not only the

greatest of all time in your sports cuz

you are but men that have gone through

the ringer you know we live in unique

times where celebrities are treated a

very different way than they were say 50

years ago and I know you went through a

really rough time I know you raised by a

single mom and had challenges with your

dad but the way you pulled yourself

through that and the way you reconnected

with your father it's inspiring and I

mean I respect you and love you and we

all do we all watched your store in

great detail before we can I just want

to really thank you so I just want to

know first of all how is Michael Phelps

different today than 2012 I think the

biggest thing is is I'm comfortable with

who I am you know I think for so long I

really just looked this looked at myself

as kind of this kid that was a talented

somewhere that just went up and down the

pool and I didn't really know who I was

as a person and and I was to the point

in my life where I didn't like who I saw

in the mirror and and I you know super a

TV so I'm always bouncing off the wall

and have a ton of energy and kind of

can't get me to shut up from time so I

always thought people were judging me

and looking at me differently and

finally after my most recent downfall in

2014 I just decided that the world is

gonna show I'm gonna show the world who

Michael Phelps is and I wasn't gonna

care this is me and if you didn't like

it it's not my problem I'm gonna be me

and you know I think that was the

coolest part for me especially in my

career and now moving past my career

into welcoming our second child seven

weeks ago graduation is awesome

slender daughter two boys two boys seven

we called Becket and then boomer is

gonna be almost two that's how I was

having a child changed his life I

learned a lot of patience a lot of

patience and and for number two is a lot

different than number one for me because

I wasn't there for the first three

months really of boomers like I was in

and out so I didn't really experience

the no-sleep and this and that that all

comes along with it so now that I'm

retired I get to experience all of this

and I think last week was probably the

toughest week I think I averaged about

four or four and a half hours every

night so it really tested me towards the

end of the week and and my son was

really pressing a lot of buttons so it

was a learning experience but it was

good and and it's been super fun we love

this I absolutely love beautiful I love

seeing love with you and your wife and

seeing how she has stood by you two all

these times your honor people bail in

those moments and you could just see

that she loves you at a level that's

extraordinary and you deserve that

how much role has she played and that

come back for you so Nicole and I have

been I guess this July will be 11 years

that we've been on and off we broke up

after Oh a back together before 12 broke

up after 12 got back together before 16

and now I hope third time's a charm but

but the coolest thing I think with our

relationship is we've just been able to

go through absolutely everything

together the good the bad the ugly

privately and publicly and I think

that's made us so much stronger and and

and also we've been able to grow with

one another and and just learn with each

other how to communicate better and and

now with two kids just just how to help

each other and it's it's been the

coolest journey for me just being able

to grow with somebody that I love so

much and and that has played a huge

significant role in my life for a long

time well let me take you back if we

could to the very beginning your mom you

know we saw us put you in for safety

purposes yeah and now you become the

greatest athlete in the history

the Olympics in that area tell me

something like back in those days dude

did you just will you fish the water do

they throw you in well cuz everybody

talks about things like you know you're

six seven late wingspan you don't

explain wins fan back then then you

competed when did you really take to the

sport what made you take to the sport

and at what stage did you say this is

gonna be my world when I was 11 years

old I started something with my coach I

saw him with my whole career and then

Bob Bowman and and he kind of sat down

with me when I was 11 and said I started

swimming with him when I was 9 and then

at 11 he sat down I was like you can

make the Olympic team and I was cool

that'll be awesome why not he's like you

could do it in four years and I was like

okay let's do it

so I stopped playing baseball lacrosse

and soccer focused on swimming because

that's what I had wanted to do my sister

at that point was first in the nation is

third in the world in 94 for swimming

and and she was 13 or 14 or whatever and

and that was her goal and I had already

already seen her go to national teams

and travel all over the world and see

all these cool meets and places and and

experience all this and I was like I

want to do that I want to be a

world-record holder I want to be an

Olympic gold medalist I want to be a

professional athlete that's what I want

and four years later my coach took me

there I don't know what made me trust

him right then and there

I actually like it's fun for me now

because so many more stories come up

through this process and and if I look

back to that moment when I trusted him

at 11 I think it was almost really I was

looking for somebody who had confidence

in me and like a father figure who had

confidence in me and and he showed that

you know my father was very absent at

that time in my life and and my coach

stepped in and and he just believes that

I could do whatever I wanted and and for

me I was like all right cool like let's

do it like you know he would say jump

and I would say how high at that point

you know like I still remember some of

the sets that we did as a kid and and I

mean it it's mind-blowing to me now and

and he just got me to that point and I

said okay well what's next and what did

you trust him I don't know I really have

no idea

because of the life work it's hard to

trust right a lot of times you've been

taken advantage of you've had people are

you're afraid put pictures I'll show her

can world sure so the trust that you've

built with him did it grow anywhere else

I mean I think the one real special

thing about our relationship and why we

were able to have a longevity is because



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is brought to you by Tony Robbins

results coaching are you ready to

experience an extraordinary quality of

life or maybe you're already doing well

but you know you can take your life to a

whole new level to do that you have to

set yourself up to win you need a

process a way to consistently grow and

produce the results that you need that's

what a Tony Robbins results coach can do

for you whatever area in your life you

want to change your relationship your

health your career your business

coaching is one of the most valuable

tools you can have it's an investment in

yourself and it can yield some of the

highest returns Tony Robbins results

coaches are hand selected and trained by

the master of coaching Tony Robbins

himself to have the skills that will

empower you with supreme focus powerful

insight and the accountability needed to

achieve everything you've ever dreamed

to help you get started Tony is offering

podcast listeners a free results

coaching strategy session with one of

his top coaches it's a $200 value and

you're getting it for free visit tony

robbins comm slash results schedule that

free session today

[Music]

michael phelps is the most decorated

Olympian in history he's won 28 medals

and 23 of them are gold just to give you

an idea of how incredible that is the

second most decorated Olympian is

gymnast from the Soviet Union with just

18 medals and that was 55 years ago

Michael has trained and competed at the

highest levels of elite swimming has

broken world records and forged a

lifelong career unrivaled by any other

even after he announced his retirement

in 2012 he made a valiant comeback in

2016 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

where he won five more gold medals today

on the Tony Robbins podcast you're about

to hear from this legendary athlete as

he and Tony have a one-on-one interview

at Tony's private home as part of a

small event held for the Platinum

partners you'll hear as Michael Phelps

shares with a group how he came to

dominate the sport of swimming and the

setbacks he faced along the way

snowboarder Shaun White was also there

so you'll hear a little bit from him

towards the end you can hear the full

interview with Shaun right here in the

podcast a few episodes back for those of

you who don't know that much about

Michael Phelps already here's some quick

background Michael has trained and

competed in the swimming pool for the

vast majority of his life when he was

just 15

he made his Olympic debut and he spent

the next 16 years mastering the sport

through hard work determination intense

focus and an unwavering trust in his

longtime coach Bob Bowman

now this athlete coach combo has been

called one of the greatest in the

history of swimming and you're gonna

find out why Michael tells Tony about

his unbreakable relationship with Bob

who not only molded him into a supreme

athlete but who also played an essential

role in his emotional upbringing not

everything for Michael Phelps has been

paved with gold his rise to the top was

not without a series of well-publicized

stumbles in this interview he opens up

about his own struggle with depression

which affects over 40 million people in

the US and takes a particular toll on

Olympic athletes who are in a

biochemical hide during the games and

then afterwards returned home feeling

empty in directionless now Michael's

life is far different from what it once

was

he's a husband and a father of two boys

he's more patient he spends time writing

he's rekindling a relationship with his

father he's not planning on another

Olympic comeback instead he's using his

platform to help save lives through the

Michael Phelps foundation and his

commitment to raising awareness for

water safety and mental health programs

and as he shares with Tony to him that's

a comeback that's bigger than winning an

Olympic gold medal listen I'm so excited

have you here

both of you represent to me not only the

greatest of all time in your sports cuz

you are but men that have gone through

the ringer you know we live in unique

times where celebrities are treated a

very different way than they were say 50

years ago and I know you went through a

really rough time I know you raised by a

single mom and had challenges with your

dad but the way you pulled yourself

through that and the way you reconnected

with your father it's inspiring and I

mean I respect you and love you and we

all do we all watched your store in

great detail before we can I just want

to really thank you so I just want to

know first of all how is Michael Phelps

different today than 2012 I think the

biggest thing is is I'm comfortable with

who I am you know I think for so long I

really just looked this looked at myself

as kind of this kid that was a talented

somewhere that just went up and down the

pool and I didn't really know who I was

as a person and and I was to the point

in my life where I didn't like who I saw

in the mirror and and I you know super a

TV so I'm always bouncing off the wall

and have a ton of energy and kind of

can't get me to shut up from time so I

always thought people were judging me

and looking at me differently and

finally after my most recent downfall in

2014 I just decided that the world is

gonna show I'm gonna show the world who

Michael Phelps is and I wasn't gonna

care this is me and if you didn't like

it it's not my problem I'm gonna be me

and you know I think that was the

coolest part for me especially in my

career and now moving past my career

into welcoming our second child seven

weeks ago graduation is awesome

slender daughter two boys two boys seven

we called Becket and then boomer is

gonna be almost two that's how I was

having a child changed his life I

learned a lot of patience a lot of

patience and and for number two is a lot

different than number one for me because

I wasn't there for the first three

months really of boomers like I was in

and out so I didn't really experience

the no-sleep and this and that that all

comes along with it so now that I'm

retired I get to experience all of this

and I think last week was probably the

toughest week I think I averaged about

four or four and a half hours every

night so it really tested me towards the

end of the week and and my son was

really pressing a lot of buttons so it

was a learning experience but it was

good and and it's been super fun we love

this I absolutely love beautiful I love

seeing love with you and your wife and

seeing how she has stood by you two all

these times your honor people bail in

those moments and you could just see

that she loves you at a level that's

extraordinary and you deserve that

how much role has she played and that

come back for you so Nicole and I have

been I guess this July will be 11 years

that we've been on and off we broke up

after Oh a back together before 12 broke

up after 12 got back together before 16

and now I hope third time's a charm but

but the coolest thing I think with our

relationship is we've just been able to

go through absolutely everything

together the good the bad the ugly

privately and publicly and I think

that's made us so much stronger and and

and also we've been able to grow with

one another and and just learn with each

other how to communicate better and and

now with two kids just just how to help

each other and it's it's been the

coolest journey for me just being able

to grow with somebody that I love so

much and and that has played a huge

significant role in my life for a long

time well let me take you back if we

could to the very beginning your mom you

know we saw us put you in for safety

purposes yeah and now you become the

greatest athlete in the history

the Olympics in that area tell me

something like back in those days dude

did you just will you fish the water do

they throw you in well cuz everybody

talks about things like you know you're

six seven late wingspan you don't

explain wins fan back then then you

competed when did you really take to the

sport what made you take to the sport

and at what stage did you say this is

gonna be my world when I was 11 years

old I started something with my coach I

saw him with my whole career and then

Bob Bowman and and he kind of sat down

with me when I was 11 and said I started

swimming with him when I was 9 and then

at 11 he sat down I was like you can

make the Olympic team and I was cool

that'll be awesome why not he's like you

could do it in four years and I was like

okay let's do it

so I stopped playing baseball lacrosse

and soccer focused on swimming because

that's what I had wanted to do my sister

at that point was first in the nation is

third in the world in 94 for swimming

and and she was 13 or 14 or whatever and

and that was her goal and I had already

already seen her go to national teams

and travel all over the world and see

all these cool meets and places and and

experience all this and I was like I

want to do that I want to be a

world-record holder I want to be an

Olympic gold medalist I want to be a

professional athlete that's what I want

and four years later my coach took me

there I don't know what made me trust

him right then and there

I actually like it's fun for me now

because so many more stories come up

through this process and and if I look

back to that moment when I trusted him

at 11 I think it was almost really I was

looking for somebody who had confidence

in me and like a father figure who had

confidence in me and and he showed that

you know my father was very absent at

that time in my life and and my coach

stepped in and and he just believes that

I could do whatever I wanted and and for

me I was like all right cool like let's

do it like you know he would say jump

and I would say how high at that point

you know like I still remember some of

the sets that we did as a kid and and I

mean it it's mind-blowing to me now and

and he just got me to that point and I

said okay well what's next and what did

you trust him I don't know I really have

no idea

because of the life work it's hard to

trust right a lot of times you've been

taken advantage of you've had people are

you're afraid put pictures I'll show her

can world sure so the trust that you've

built with him did it grow anywhere else

I mean I think the one real special

thing about our relationship and why we

were able to have a longevity is because


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